10 Things to Do This Weekend (Feb. 15-17)

Embrace this cold, winter weekend with comedy shows, family fun, and musical performances that are suited for all tastes.
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Leonard Slatkin // Photograph Courtesy of The Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Engaging African Art: Highlights from the Horn Collection: View the curated African art collection of psychiatrist Dr. Robert Horn, which includes a variety of mediums, ranging from wood, bone, clay and metal. With artwork originating from more than 60 African cultures, the group of work represents various social and spiritual themes of the continent. Jan. 27 – May 26. $10+. Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 East Kearsley Street, Flint; 810.234.1695; flintarts.org

The Play That Goes Wrong: This unconventional comedy flips traditional theater on its head with a cast that deliberately struggles with their lines as well as with some basic acting skills. Feb. 12-24. $44+. Fisher Theatre, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-872-1000; broadwayindetroit.com

Appalachian Spring: This concert highlighting classical American music will be led by Conductor Leonard Slatkin. Feb. 14-15. $15+. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Ralph Harris: Known for his big-screen debut in the film Dreamgirls, comedian Ralph Harris takes to the stage for this stand-up routine. Feb. 14-16. $20+. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Mike Epps: Comedian and actor Mike Epps will be joined on stage by Don “D.C.” Curry and Karlous Miller in what is sure to be a night of nonstop laughs. Feb. 15. $57+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

Eric Church: Country singer Eric Church made the unexpected decision to forgo an opening act to treat his fans to an even longer set on his latest tour. Feb. 15-16. $39+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

Lalah Hathaway: Five-time Grammy award winner Lalah Hathaway will be performing tracks off of her latest album release, Honestly, as well as music from her seven previous albums. Feb. 16. $64+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra continues its American-themed concert series with this show featuring music by George Gershwin. Feb. 16-17. $15+.  Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Detroit Boat Show: Visit the annual boats show, where you can view new 2019 boats and accessories from more than 100 marine dealers. The show also offers a free boaters safety course and, on weekends, a kids zone with crafts, face painting, prizes and more. Feb 16-Feb. 24. $13. Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit; 313-877-8777; cobocenter.com

Winter Fest: Check out this year’s festival for free family fun activities including marshmallow roasting, tubing and ice skating. The event will also feature inflatables, horse-drawn carriage rides and African folktale readings. Feb. 17. No cost. Southfield Pavillion, 26000 Evergreen Rd., Southfield; (248) 796-4620; cityofsouthfield.com

What are you doing this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.


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